Weight Loss with GERD

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   Posted 7/11/2013 1:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Im a 30 male who suffer from GERD and have lost alot of weight from it and cant not gain it back . A yr and a half ago i my weight was 305 and pants size was 44 so i was a big guy and now my weight is 215 and pants size is 34 and im asumming its from being GERD cause for the first 3 months of being sick it was nothing but vomitting after everything i eat or drink . I could drink just a lil water and end up vomitting so having reflux could be the reason u cant gain any weight. Even with the new meds im on i can eat a lil more then then i normally could when i first got sick but still losing pounds and not gaining anything at all.
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   Posted 7/11/2013 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi bigmike,
Welcome to Healing Well!  Sorry to hear you're having difficulties with GERD, but glad to hear the worst is over.  If you were 305, you were likely eating a lot of food.  When you have stomach issues that keep you from eating as much, then you won't be able to maintain the same weight.  Also, when you stop eating and are not keeping food down, you're losing some muscle as well.
If you want to gain weight (lucky you...most want the opposite), then you'll need to eat many smaller meals.  Your stomach won't accept the large amounts you were used to eating, as it sounds like it is still not feeling perfect.
Glad you joined the forum!
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   Posted 7/14/2013 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I also had a small weight loss in last 2-3 months (10lbs). Now I try to eat a little more than normal and try to gain weight but cannot. Also the weight seems to be distributing to my belly. Before the reflux issues began, I had the opposite problem.
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